UCLA fired Bob Toledo to bring in Koach Karl. Let's summon up Plaschke from three years ago after UCLA got blown out in its season ending game at the Rose Bowl. This is his LA Times column, dated December 8, 2005
Guerrero said Saturday that he is "still evaluating" the coaching position and that he would meet with Toledo early this week.
But if Guerrero is basing his decision on Saturday's game, as many believed he was, then it is no decision at all.
For a second consecutive game, the Bruins faced an opponent they couldn't stop, surrounded by fans who couldn't watch.
The 100 points allowed to USC and Washington State combined is the most given up in consecutive games by a Bruin team in 82 years.
It hasn't been this bad since their first two years of existence, when they lost to such teams as Hollywood High, the USS Idaho and Whittier.
The number of fans leaving the Rose Bowl by the start of the fourth quarter is also surely a two-game record, the Bruins turning a vibrant football treasure into a pale red graveyard.
"Fire out," he says. "I like to see them fire out."
On a day the Bruins rushed for only 79 yards and committed four turnovers, about the only time anybody really fired out was when senior tackle Mike Saffer blatantly hammered a Cougar defender about five seconds after the whistle, leading to a personal foul and brief benching.
It might seem silly to fire an engaging coach and smooth recruiter whose team is young and whose only crime may be that he is too nice.
Then again, it's football.